Janssen reveals how he will turn his Tottenham form around
By Dominic Toner
Vincent Janssen has said he just wants to focus on his football after a slow start at Tottenham.
The striker moved to White Hart Lane in the summer and is still getting up to speed with English football.
Janssen, 22, has struggled since his arrival and is yet to prove a consistent threat to top flight defences.
He has made 10 appearances for Spurs this season and his only goal was a penalty against Gillingham in the EFL Cup.
Janssen has explained that he doesn’t require mental coaching to improve his form, instead he wants to target the physical side of his game.
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“I want to focus on football and just go on the pitch to do my thing,” he said, as quoted by the Mirror. “Anyway, I don’t need a mental coach now. Maybe this comes in the course of time, but right now I’m not the type of person who needs it.”
Janssen joined Spurs from AZ Alkmaar and was recruited to provide competition for Harry Kane.
He netted 32 times in just 49 appearances for his former club AZ but is finding it difficult in the English league.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino has been uncertain on the qualities of Janssen and decided to play attacker Heung-Min Son in the central position against Manchester City.
Janssen has proved effective at holding the ball up but will need to add more goals to his game if he is to dislodge Son or Harry Kane from the starting position.
He is considered as the first-choice striker for his national team Holland and has scored three goals in his first seven appearances.
The forward will hope to rediscover his form in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and France.
In other Tottenham team news, Harry Redknapp has delivered his verdict following the win against Manchester City.